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Location: Indiana, United States

I became a Professor Emeritus after serving 29 years as a recreational therapy faculty member at Indiana University. I'm a long-time Hoosier, having grown up in Hanover, Indiana. My RT practitioner work was in psych/mental health. After completing my Ph.D. at the University of Illinois, my first faculty position was at the University of North Texas. RT has been a wonderful profession for me as I have had the opportunity to serve as an author and national leader.

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

NY RT Conference

NYSTRA's 22nd Annual Multi-Day Conference Sun Apr 2 at 8 AM to Tue Apr 4 at 12 PM Holiday Inn Saratoga Springs in Saratoga Springs, New York

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

RT Opening at Montana State Hospital

We have a position that is opening for a Recreation Therapist at the Montana State Hospital. Please feel free to share on social media and blogs that pertain to Recreation Therapy. I also would be thankful to Universities and ATRA Chapters that would like to post on their sites as well. Interested applicants may contact me directly. Please see my information below. Health and Happiness, Beth Eastman, CTRS Rehabilitation Department Manager/ Therapeutic Learning Center Manager Montana State Hospital PO Box 300 Warm Springs, MT 59756 406-693-7145 eeastman@mt.gov

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Fun Facts about RT

Posted by Danny Pettry: Here are Seven (7) Fun Facts About Rec Therapy! These fun facts are listet at: http://www.iamarecreationtherapist.com/ 1. MSN -- ranked Recreational Therapy #10 in college careers that lead to a satisfying career. 2. CNN-Money – A Recreational Therapist requires creativity and persistence, but it's gratifying when you see people move away from what they lost and focus on the abilities they do have. 3. Kiplinger -- While physical therapists typically need a doctorate degree, recreational therapists make the big bucks on a B.A. alone. 4. CNN -- Recreation therapists get people with disabilities, injuries or illnesses to engage with the world again through art, music and sports. They work in private, commercial, clinical, or community settings." 5. CNN-Money -- Ranked Rec Therapy as #9 of the "Best Jobs for Saving the World” Way to go Super Heroes, I mean, Rec Therapists. 6. The Economist -- Rated recreational therapy as the least likely profession to be replaced by technological advancement and automation within the next two decade. 7. The National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) -- provides a national certification that signifies a Recreational Therapists has the knowledge, skills, and abilities to provide recreational therapy.

Sign up for RT listserv

There are now 574 RTs on the listserv RecreationalTherapynet. If you are not on the listserv, join in. See below. The instructions for signing up for the listserv has changed a bit over time. I am working with my University IT department to identify the most effective method of signing up for our listserv and will post on RecreationalTherapynet once it is determined. Until then I continue to be able to add individuals to the listserv. If you or someone you know are interested in signing up for the listserv have them email me at tim.passmore@okstate.edu requesting that I add them.